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My dog is breathing hard and appears to be coughing up a furball, or trying to


Posted by wemillerla

My dog is panting excessively, gagging, breathing rapidly or taking shallow breaths;
His belly is heaving when he breathes, and his nose is dry
 
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Not to restate the obvious, but these signs indicate that your dog is having a very difficult time breathing for some reason. He could have something stuck in his throat that's blocking his airway; there could be any one of a number of problems affecting his heart and/or lungs that could create these symptoms. Given how distressed he is, he should be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible to determine the cause of the problem and its proper treatment.
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